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    Hi All,

    I received the Myer Megamart catalogue in the mail today, and was surprised to see, that they are now stocking all Apple Portable (iPod, iBook and Powerbooks, with all accessories) products. All at Apple RRP prices. But for those who work for ColesMyer, a 3% discount is available.

    Tried getting through to them earlier today to see if they offer educational discounts, but was on hold for 10 minutes and hanged up. They now have an Apple department and are planning on rolling the Apple Departments into all their stores.

    This in my opinion is a huge step for Apple. Getting more of their products into such 'MegaStore's', with stores located around the country including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Coorparoo QLD.

    Comments on this move would be good. But it is really no surprise to me. I would not be surprised if Dick Smith Electronics start stocking more Apple products in their PowerHouse stores.

    This is a great way to raise more awareness that Apple do more then the iPod, as many believe.

    Just thought this would be of interest to some.

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    Myer's on the Gold Coast has been selling iPods for some time, also Domaine on the Gold Coast has iBooks,Power Books iMacs and other Apple products also
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    I discovered only some Megamart stores down here in Melbourne sell Macs. All of them sell iPods thou. IMO, MegaMart, Myer, and DJs are the only places I want to see Macs. The other stores, I feel, will damage their image.
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    They do not offer educational discounts.

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    They have an iBook advertised as a 12 inch PowerBook. :P
    What am I supposed to put in here?

    A joke maybe?

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    My coffee hit the wall in the sun-room when I saw the Megamart ad in todays Telegraph. I had a flick through, and then there was the Mac page, and the 'upgrade now' part, and that scared the hell out of me. Apple Au are getting desperate to get their products out there obviously, and these larger retail chains are the corridor that Apple have taken, which in a way is good, but it also hurts the bottom line of the smaller retail outlets. Megamart, which is a larger chain will be less flexible in their pricing structure, and won't offer education pricing. I have also recently seen the ads on TV, and every second frame has the Apple quartz background in a lamp iMac, or PMG5 with a aluminum screen. This is good to see our brand in the market place, but not good for the other Authorized retailers of the Apple products.

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    yeah i heard this. apple should be shot. i saw a G4 iMac still selling in one for $3799!!!

    these people will only give apple a bad name. i also saw an ibook that looked like it had been draged through mud. they really should clean there stock.

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    Originally posted by Phillip@Nov 18 2004, 08:32 PM
    I discovered only some Megamart stores down here in Melbourne sell Macs. All of them sell iPods thou. IMO, MegaMart, Myer, and DJs are the only places I want to see Macs. The other stores, I feel, will damage their image.
    I agree with that.

    Only the larger retail chains should be able to stock the Apple PC's.

    But, they are going to have to get their act together, and advertise the right product to the right name and price etc. Megamart made a few errors with their ads.

    Should be good for the Apple name. Stores like Megamart etc should invest in some trained Apple salespeople to really give potential new PC buyers the right advise and run for their money.


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    My First Post YEY!
    I would rather go though the Apple Retail Stores Such as NextByte or CompNow. Theres just something about them, that they are totally dedicated to Apple Products, you can take your products in their netime, and they are always willing to help you out. I am a Coles Myer Staff Member and bought the New iBook G4 last week. i could of got the 3% discount, but chose to spend the extra 50 Bucks on the iBook from The Apple Centre at Chadstone.
    I could of bought my iBook from Megamart, but most people will travel to a Apple Centre to get there product, it's just one of the great things with Apple, there not availble everywhere!

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    Hi Aaron,

    Congrats on your first post and welcome.

    Please don't take this the wrong way - especially since I have not been a member of this place for that long myself - but the ex-teacher in me feels compelled to point out a few things ...

    There's just something about them
    could have got/bought
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    they're not available everywhere!

    Sorry, I know I can be pedantic at times.

    I do hope that you continue to post here though!

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    I saw the Powerbooks and iBooks at the Myer in the city (melbourne) about 4 months ago, and wondered about it.

    They had their own set-up, with a whole table devoted to Mac products.

    Though, a lot of people will only gain exposure to Macs through this sort of setup, mostly being the people that go to Harvey Norman, Myer, and Megamart for all their electronics.

    I would prefer to purchase from a devoted Apple retailer that can provide support, and all they have to know about is Apples, not a hundred different model makes and different product lines ...

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    Na that's cool, i am tired and havnt slept in over 24 hours, thought i would check out if i could find a totally dedicated apple fourm in aus, and i found this great site
    :P My spelling and grammer is no where near as good as it should be. I should be better then that as i am in Year 11, and should know my grammer my now!!!

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    grammar mate, grammar.

    Nobody noticed my first post

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    Apple should just open their own stores and get it over with.
    Stop fucking around with pokey AppleCentres and shit like that. Close them down and open 3-4 dozen stores around the country.

    Keep an Apple Solutions Provider scheme going for consultants and service centers, but as far as retail stuff goes, Apple should be selling direct to the customer.

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    I think i will go to bed now! :P
    I Totally agree what your saying about major stores having apple products. if any other stores sold apple products apart from Dj's Megamart or Apple retailers i would be outraged and ashamed to be a apple owner.


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    I have been into the Apple Centre Chadstone on numerous occasions, and on MOST not all of those occasions, the staff didn't have much idea. They were just "cool" lookin' guys who weren't particularly helpful. Compared to one experience with Apple Store at Chadstone where the guy new everything off the top of his head !

    But I do agree, that going to an Apple store makes sense if you want back up support, but wouldn't it be like that with anything ? Eg. Buy a TV or good sound system from a specialised retailer and get better service.





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    The problem with Apple in department stores IMO is you usually get some peecee toting teenager standing in their selling something they don't believe in or have any knowledge of.

    Once I was in Domayne Alexandria where they have a fantastic Apple setup, but the sales people have absolutely no idea. I actually heard the salesperson say "I don't think Macs have any firewall, I'm not really sure I use XP at home". They stand around looking bored and there was even a dell sitting next to the register, open and working.

    I'd like to see more Apple Centres

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    Originally posted by iluvmymactoo@Nov 18 2004, 10:18 PM
    The problem with Apple in department stores IMO is you usually get some peecee toting teenager standing in their selling something they don't believe in or have any knowledge of.

    Once I was in Domayne Alexandria where they have a fantastic Apple setup, but the sales people have absolutely no idea. I actually heard the salesperson say "I don't think Macs have any firewall, I'm not really sure I use XP at home". They stand around looking bored and there was even a dell sitting next to the register, open and working.

    I'd like to see more Apple Centres
    back in the day when they were selling them before i saw a 5200CD selling and it said it had a pentium processor in it. i told the sales person that they crossed out pentium on it.

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    Originally posted by decryption@Nov 18 2004, 11:01 PM
    Apple should just open their own stores and get it over with.
    Stop fucking around with pokey AppleCentres and shit like that. Close them down and open 3-4 dozen stores around the country.

    Keep an Apple Solutions Provider scheme going for consultants and service centers, but as far as retail stuff goes, Apple should be selling direct to the customer.
    Yes, Yes.

    But whats the Mac market share in Australia? Its like 2% for the USA and Apple gets the majority of profits there. So the Aussie Market Share would be slightly lower.

    Right now, Apple wants to open stores thats going to MAKE MONEY. How much can they make starting a store say, at Pitt Street Mall in Sydney, (the 12th most expensive shopping area to rent in the world) and stay in business? Remember, Apple stores are grand places they are not cheap to make and maintain and with so little people buying Macs in Australia, they arn't going to be able to make much, if any.

    What Apple should do now is to do the "Store within a Store" concept at Myer, Megamart, and DJs. get more people to buy Macs, and THEN starting opening stores. One in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane/Gold Coast. Mini stores in really big shopping centers (eg. Southland, Chadstone, Highpoint, and Knox, in Melbourne.

    Something tells me though, this is gonna talk a while.
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    Even the reputable resellers have trouble finding staff to meet the demanding types like us. I had to explain the hard drive function of an iPod recently when a new sales guy couldn't. Sealed the deal on a 40GB iPod. When a sales guy can't explain the functions of an iPod properly, you ought to be in trouble saleswise. Yet the iPods continue to walk off the shelves.

    It is even harder in the big stores. Staff there can't even tell you about PC products, let alone niche products like Macs. They don't have as much reason to care. And have no real training to back it up. (Which doesn't necessarily reflect their willingness to please.)

    I support the resellers like Next Byte and smaller operators. You can still walk in off the street, get a good deal on a superceded model, or pick up a second-hand machine, backed up by warranty and service. Or even pop in for a bit of useful advice, rumour-mongering or Mac-related tidbits. Try getting a discount in Myer, even for $3000+ items. No go. And forget about a Mac-related conversation, unless it ends with the sales guy saying, "Oh. I had no idea Macs could do that."

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